Hagar Qim Temples

Hagar Qim Temples, Qrendi

Hagar Qim Temples
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The temple of Ħaġar Qim stands on a hilltop overlooking the sea and the islet of Fifla, not more than 2km south-west of the village of Qrendi. At the bottom of the hill, only 500m away, one finds the remarkable temples of Mnajdra. Both sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Fred G
Milton, Canada574 contributions
We were a group of travellers from Canada, and visited this incredible historical temple on our last day in Malta. Our guide was both knowledgeable and passionate in her description of how the temple was found and reconstructed. Scale models had been uncovered and were used to partially re-assemble the temple. She emphasized the term re-assemble as this was not a fabrication project. The rocks used had been uncovered and the models were used to place them.
There was also a 4D presentation ( the fourth D being the sense of touch provided by wind and water) which showed a graphic presentation of the temple from 4000BC in its original form through the years of it falling into disuse and being covered by the sand and dust that is a feature of life in Malta to present day when the archeologists found it and uncovered and re-assembled it! Worth the visit if you are in Malta.
Written July 1, 2022
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Javamang
Pensacola, FL201 contributions
My second visit was as cool as the first. The hike downhill to the Mnajdra Temple (more impressive than the Ħaġar Qim temple at the top) is a long straight path, but their is usually a golf cart that you can ride each way for a Euro each. You can touch the columns and walk among them and imagine the amazing fete of engineering 6 thousand or more years ago. Both temples are in the same archaeological park. walk out to the 17th century watchtower on the cliff edge on one of the rough trails.
Written September 6, 2021
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WMBandit
Shanghai, China1,895 contributions
10 Euro entrance fee to see Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temple +Visitor Center. Souvenirs and food available as well as toilet facilities. Hagar Qim is a close walk to the entrance and covered by structure to save the monument from further deteroriation. Show ticket at entrance and there are information panels +audioguide. The free information pamphlet is detailed enough. Easy to get to from Valletta- Bus 72 taking you to Qrendi then a very enjoyable 20 minute wak to what feels like the edge of Malta. Really enjoyed this day and just wandering around the temple complex.
Written February 6, 2020
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Lisa S
Minneapolis, MN29 contributions
We paid 7.5 euro to go in and we spent about 40 minutes total there. We walked to the temples and then walked along the trail and looped back to the visitor center. The temples were cool but roped off and covered so the pictures weren't very cool. The walk was nice. I would do it only if you have time and want to walk/hike along the ocean!
Written February 24, 2020
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NeetsF
Woking, UK102 contributions
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This is a fascinating place and it’s good that you can get so close to the stones, unlike the experience at Stonehenge in the UK.
After a short, ‘4D experience’ explaining how the temples were most likely created, how they most likely disappeared from view, and how they were excavated and protected, we took the short walk to Hagar Qim to admire this historic site. It was impressive, particularly the markings on the stones which showed the amount of work that must have gone into decorating the temple so many centuries ago.
The reason why I can only give 3 stars is because we didn’t have enough time to visit the other temples further down the site as were pushed for time (our bus was due to pick us up in 1 hour, and we couldn’t afford to miss it).
All in all a fascinating trip back in time to marvel at the achievements of our ancestors.
Written November 9, 2021
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fssutton1
Charleston, SC814 contributions
to take the bus from St Juliens (120/74) plan on two hours due to delays etc. The facility is nice, no cafe on water and drinks. The movie isn't really worth it. A hike to see both complexes but a golf cart taxi is available for 1 euro each way.
Written September 11, 2021
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,666 contributions
Very old (3600-3200 BC) megalithic temple complex. Togeteher with four similar Maltese megalithic structures it was declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One of the most ancient religious sites on Earth. There's a very informative information center at the entrance - I truly recommend spending some time there before visiting the ruins - you will be able to understand more about the place. To protect the old limestone structures, a big tent was constructed over the remains of the temple.
Written January 19, 2020
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wherehaveinotbeenyet
Manchester, UK415 contributions
It was interesting seeing how the temples were constructed thousands of years ago without modern building implements. Hagar Qim temple is larger than Mnajdra but both are worthwhile. Walking the 500m steep slope between the temples in the fierce sun can be difficult as there is no shade, but I just took it slowly. The setting on a hilltop next to the sea is also dramatic.
Written August 31, 2020
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Dear wherehaveinotbeenyet, Thank you for reviewing Hagar Qim Temples we are glad you enjoyed your visit and we will be happy to welcome you back again. Very much appreciated 😊!
Written November 5, 2020
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Bruce A
Washington DC, DC761 contributions
Hagar Qim isn't that big, but it's very complex: there are many chambers packed into a small space and it took us about a half hour to fully tour the site and listen to all of the audio tour content, despite the fact that you can probably walk in a circle around Hagar Qim in a minute. Hagar Qim's location is exquisite: it's on top of a hill that overlooks the sea and on a sunny day the surroundings are just as much of an attraction as the megaliths.

I remember the bad old days when going to a site like Hagar Qim required renting a small voice player that you had to hold up to your ear to hear the audio tour in your language, but at the prehistoric ruins of Hagar Qim they have a more modern approach: you scan a QR code with your phone that downloads the audio tour directly onto your phone. This made it easy to access the audio tour information.

If you are only going to visit one outdoor megalithic temple on Malta and Gozo, make it Hagar Qim.
Written January 18, 2022
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Captain2480
Chesterfield, UK189 contributions
We visited on a very windy day.
The temples over look the Mediterranean sea and in an exposed location but both are now covered by a large structure.
There is an indoor centre with a short video film showing the history and how the site was 'reclaimed'.
A short walk to the Hagar Qim temple, then a longer walk to reach the Mnajdra temple.
Written February 29, 2020
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